Netherlands suspends flights from United Kingdom to prevent virus “mutation”

As the outbreak of coronovirus disease (COVID-19), masked people walk on the street without shopping and continue in Amsterdam.

The Dutch government suspended all passenger flights from the United Kingdom until 1 January this Sunday The Netherlands has a case with a more infectious version of coronovirus that spreads in that country.

The ban, which starts at 0600 (0500 GMT) on this Sunday and will run until 1 January, comes hours after the British government attempted to prevent the spread of new tensions to the country’s imprisonment.

“An infectious mutation of the Kovid-19 virus is transmitted in the United Kingdom. It is said that it spreads more easily and faster and is more difficult to detect. “, Says the Dutch Ministry of Health in a statement.

The Dutch public health body, RIVM, therefore recommends that “the introduction of coronovirus stress from the United Kingdom be as limited as possible by controlling the movement of passengers with that country.”

Ministry of Health said that “A case study in the Netherlands in early December found a virus with the variant described in the UK.”

Experts try to find out how the infection occurred and if there are other similar cases.

According to the statement, the Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte’s government, “precautionary”, decided to suspend flights from the United Kingdom, stating that other forms of transport with the United Kingdom were also being analyzed.

A family follows Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's speech on television
A family follows Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s speech on television

It also urges the Dutch, unless strictly necessary.

“In the coming days, we will explore other measures to limit the risk of new strains of the virus being introduced to the UK, together with other EU member states (government)”, The statement says.

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Netherlands decides to imprison for five weeks until mid-January, due to which schools and shops are closed It is not necessary to control the virus.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that preliminary data showed the virus circulating in London and the southeast of England was 70% more contagious.

(With information from AFP)

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